The White RoseArtist:
William Strang R.A.
, British, 1859 - 1921
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 921 x 774 x 74mm
Sight size: 730 x 581mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.119
William Strang has included lots of contrasting textures in this graceful portrait. The fabric of the woman’s satin dress, her suede gloves, the beads of her necklace and petals of the white rose are all meticulously painted. It’s not clear whether the title of this painting refers to the flower the woman holds or the woman herself, who has an ‘English Rose’ complexion.